Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Red Rocks Ampitheater on 2001-07-06
- Phil Lesh and Friends
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Bird Song ->
d1t03 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t04 - Unbroken Chain ->
d1t05 - The Wheel ->
d2t01 - Night Of A 1000 Stars ->
d2t02 - Hey Bo Diddley Tease
d2t03 - Tuning
d2t04 - Jam ->
d2t05 - All Along The Watchtower ->
d2t06 - Mercury Jam ->
d2t07 - Eyes Of The World ->
d3t01 - Lady With A Fan ->
d3t02 - Blues For Allah ->
d3t03 - Terrapin Station ->
d3t04 - Comes A Time
d3t05 - Not Fade Away
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|Bird Song ->|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Unbroken Chain ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|Night Of A 1000 Stars ->|
|Hey Bo Diddley Tease|
|All Along The Watchtower ->|
|Mercury Jam ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Lady With A Fan ->|
|Blues For Allah ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|Comes A Time|
|Not Fade Away|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- There is some minor wind noise
-- Recorded front row center taper's section
-- There's a brief Good Lovin' Jam out of The Wheel
-- This is the first time the Dat was transferred directly to hard drive
- 2010-07-15 12:05:39
- Master Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> FLAC
- Morrison, CO
- Run time
- Red Rocks Ampitheater
Subject: 20 years ago...wow!
Yes, Phil really pushed this catalog often to place it never had gone before, some times it could be called " noodling" but more often it succeeded.
This show exemplifies that effort and while continuing to keep the torch burning and it burned extra brightly this night.
A couple fun facts. This was Charlie Miller's first show at Red Rocks and yes he helped recorded and it sounds wonderful.
As for the night of music it clocks in 3 hours and 10 minutes, not including the break.
The first sets the mood with a straight out drop in to Bird Song. I preferred PL & F jumping right into sounds, rather than noodling their way in. It helped set the space from the get go. On byproduct of the extra " Noodling" was the audience chatter that exploded during this time and the attention span of many in attendance.
For us faithful it would often be maddening and force us have to move during the show if you ended up next to talkers, as it could become incessant.
But I am sure that was not happening this night.
" Bir Song" is very nice and ends up being over 20 minutes long and a nice transition into a very up tempo " Brown Eyed Women" The " Q" loved increasing the tempo on many GD tunes.
Then the first song of pure and exquisite beauty and power, and rarely played this early in a show, " Unbroken Chain."
Phil really took this song entirely to the NEXT level and this became a staple of his concerts ever since. This version is text book perfection. At the 11:00 mark after the final verse the fully developed ending that ends at a sick peak is put on display. OMG!!! I love this to this very day.
This drops into a heartfelt " Wheel" that is slightly re-arranged but works extremely well and there is even a " Good Lovin'" tease at the end before droing nicely in Warren's " Night of 1000 Stars". Warren really delivers a beautiful version and the band respond in kind.
The set is still so full of energy that they drop into a brief " Hey Bo Diddley" jam but that is the end...but hey not after 70 minutes of great music.
Set II is a complete work of seamless musical art. They do start off with that " noodling" but this lead into an impressive " Watchtower" the only Bobby song of the set, with evolves into one of the great " Q" jams of this year aptly named " Mercury"; who was the Roman god of commerce, communication, travelers ,luck and trickery.
This flows effortlessly into an up tempo version of "Eyes of the World" which features Rob Barraco completely in his element, as he is the entire night. he is really a big reason why this band was so grand.
This flows perfectly into " Lady With a Fan" which is amazing and then a rare treat and another erfect transition into " Blues for Allah." Now the original version is very unique and kind of sooky but not this version as at the 2:00 minute mark Rob turns this mood on it head by add an up temp jazz fusion theme, which is not my reference but that is the " Q" for ya always pushing the boundaries. Then at the 5 minute mark the jam takes a much more advant guard turn, which is much more in the spirit of the original piece. At the 8 minutes they tease "Terrain Station". The end it very nicely with the traditional " Under eternity" verse.
They drop perfectly in an very up tempo version of " Terrain Station" and then almost comes to a complete stop before starting a stellar version of " Comes a Time."
Warren really excelled singing this classic ballad with his raspy voice offering a deeper plea for compassion and forgiveness while reflecting on the soul and hope to not be in the darkness.
This ends the set and what a set it was.
You get Phil's donor rap and a head's up for a blood drive, I am sure later that day as it clearly was after Midnight by now, before the band launches into a scorching " Not Fade Away" to end the night.
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